We are a newly established lab within a thriving community of developmental biology and tissue repair researchers

at the Faculty of Life Sciences in the vibrant city of Bristol.

The Faculty boasts world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment in the Wolfson Bioimaging, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and Flow Cytometry facilites.

Last year, Bristol even topped the Sunday Times list of the "best places to live in Britain"!




See my University of Bristol Research Profile:



Previously Wellcome Trust PhD Student (University of Cambridge) and MRC-funded Research Associate (University of Bristol).

Principal Investigator

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society

Helen Weavers


Jack has moved into the world of fruitflies after a Masters year in St Andrews studying regeneration in Amphioxus! Jack is now a PhD student funded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and a member of the GW4 MRC-funded Doctoral Training Programme.

Sir Jules Thorn

PhD student

Postgraduate student on the MRC GW4 DTP

Jack Holcombe


After completing his Mathematics degree at the University of Bristol, Jake is now moving into the world of biology with us in this cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary PhD project.

Postgraduate student on the MRC GW4 DTP

shared with Prof Tannie Liverpool, Prof Paul Martin & Dr Isaac Chenchiah

Jake Turley


Kayleigh Cruickshank (MSci in Biomedical Sciences)


If you're interested in a summer lab project with

us, get in touch!

MSc & Summer students


Interested in state-of-the-art live imaging and genetic approaches in Drosophila and want to learn techniques in human genetic epidemiology?

Further information about the project and how to apply:




in collaboration with

Bristol Population Health Science Institute

& Cardiff University

For October 2020 start

PhD projects available!


Giuliana started with us in 2018 after a CRUK-funded PhD in Dundee with Prof Arno Muller and a short post-doc with Dr Tom Millard at the University of Manchester.

Giuliana is also an active pre-lighter!

Wellcome Trust-funded



Giuliana Clemente

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Tua recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where she was introduced to the wonders of Drosophila! Tua is now pursuing her love of research as a MRes student with us studying immune cell migration in complex 3D environments.



postgraduate student

Tua Karling


Emma is currently studying for her MSci degree in the School of Biochemistry and gaining some research experience with us using lots of live-imaging and genetics in Drosophila.

MSci student

within the School of Biochemistry

Emma Case


Kayleigh Cruickshank (MSci in Biomedical Sciences)

Amy Harris (Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship)

Katie Burbridge (UoB Biochemistry BSc student)

Lauren Craker (Chemistry MSc student; in collaboration with Prof Dek Woolfson)


Our previous

lab members



If you are interested in working with us on an exciting interdisciplinary project integrating state-of-the-art live imaging, Drosophila genetics and genetic epidemiology contact me for more details.

Post-doctoral researcher


PhD students

We are recruiting!